Subscribe Free
in Maintenance

MTU Aero delivers PurePower PW1100G-JM Geared Turbofan engine to Airbus

Posted 21 October 2016 · Add Comment

MTU Aero has delivered the first Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM Geared Turbofan engine assembled on its own final assembly line to Airbus.

The new assembly line for the A320neo engine was officially inaugurated by Ilse Aigner, Bavarian State Minister of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology, Klaus Roewe, head of the A320 Family Programme, Airbus Group, the MTU executive board members Reiner Winkler, CEO and Dr. Rainer Martens, chief operating officer.

“The PW1100G-JM engine is our most important engine down the road,” said Winkler. “We are going to profit from the high order backlog for the A320neo and from the strong demand for the PW1100G-JM engine. Predictions are that in the future, the ‘neo’ engine aftermarket business will also see above-average growth. For us, this translates into a high sales volume over the entire engine life cycle.” 

The development of a new propulsion system to power the A320 family came in late 2010 when Airbus decided to go forward with the A320neo (new engine option). Among the innovations that make this aircraft stand out are its engines, which usher in a new era of eco-efficient flying: The PW1100G-JM engine, which is a member of Pratt & Whitney’s Geared Turbofan (GTF) family, is quieter, more fuel efficient and cleaner than any other engine in its class.

Investment of €15 million

“We have succeeded in passing a crucial milestone by shipping the first engine for the A320neo. Up to date, we have invested about €15 million into the new assembly line,” said Dr. Martens. “With our stake in the GTF programs, our production volume will double within five years’ time. While last year, we handled about 2,000 engines and modules across our entire product range, this figure will go up to around 4,000 by the year 2020 already.” MTU contributes the high-speed low-pressure turbine, the forward four stages of the high-pressure compressor and brush seals to the GTF engines.” 

Earlier this August, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the U.S. awarded the Production Certificate, allowing MTU to perform assembly and acceptance testing in Munich.

“Thanks to extensive and close cooperation with Pratt & Whitney, MTU is now one of three facilities worldwide able to perform final assembly of the PW1100G-JM engine powering the A320neo,” said Michael Schreyögg, MTU chief programme officer. “We’ve geared up for maintenance just as intensely as we’ve prepared for production, building the capacities and expertise we need to perform MRO on the ‘neo’ engine. Our facility in Hannover has already obtained approval for maintaining the engines.”

 

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Emirates introduces laptop and tablet handling service for US flights

Emirates will introduce a new service to enable customers to use their laptops and tablet devices until just before they board their flights to the US.

Gulfstream G500 on schedule for certification

Gulfstream Aerospace G500 flight-test programme is making significant progress toward the aircraft's anticipated 2017 certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Company with a budding taste for success

With more Middle East clients visiting the UK than ever before, On Air Dining is already taking over London as the number one 'culinary concierge service'. Now founder, Daniel Hulme, has set his sights on international expansion in the

Operations from the ground up

Keith Mwanalushi looks at the expansion of ground support operators and equipment in the Middle East region as the pressure mounts to remain competitive and maintain commercial viability.

Emirates announces A380 service to Nice and adds Monaco transfers by helicopter

Emirates Airlines has launched a daily A380 service to Nice, gateway to the French Riviera and Provence. The daily A380 service will start on July 1, 2017.

Etihad Airways and Norlands celebrate the 2000th Flying Nanny

Etihad Airways has celebrated the graduation of its 2000th Flying Nanny, continuing its relationship with Norland, the respected UK-based higher education college which specialises in 'early years' education.

TAA SK 12MTHS16
See us at
Kuwait APADS BT1602270317EBACE17 BT0103240517Aeropodium BT2802240417